Pet Friendly Parksville & District

We know that when you're travelling you bring ALL members of the family and that includes the furry ones.  Pet owners will find Parksville Qualicum Beach to be very pet friendly, where your canine friends will be welcome.  Following is a list of some of the amenities or services you may require while you are staying in our beautiful area.  

Pet Stores & Supplies

Pet Boarding/Daycare

Dog Wash/Groomers

  • Barksville Grooming Salon
  • Cory’s Klips Dog Grooming
  • Dog Gone Beautiful
  • K9Corral Pet Grooming

Off Leash Dog Areas

  • Springwood Park
  • Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
  • Qualicum Beach Airport Dog Park

Dogs are welcome ON LEASH in Parksville’s City Parks. We hope you will enjoy our parks and green spaces responsibly – please be courteous, keep your dog leashed and under control, pick up after them and muzzle them if necessary. 

During March and April, which is Brant geese migration season, dogs are not allowed on the beach even when on leash. This is due to the fact that Brant geese feed and rest at the tide-line and thus are especially vulnerable to disturbance by dogs.

In the front-country Provincial Parks (i.e. vehicle accessible camping) such as Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, pets must be on leash at all times and are not allowed in the day-use/beach areas or park buildings. Pets are allowed on the beach adjacent to the Rathtrevor Beach campground between May 1st and February 14th, however they must be on leash.

Dogs are permitted in Regional District of Nanaimo Parks https://rdn.bc.ca/parks-services if kept under control by their owners.  Dogs must be leashed at Moorecroft, Horne Lake and Descanso Bay Regional Park. Dogs are not permitted in the Little Qualicum River Estuary Regional Conservation Area.

Pet Friendly Accommodations – Ask About Pets

  • Arbutus Grove Motel
  • Beach Acres Resort
  • Oceanside Village Resort
  • Paradise Sea Shell Motel
  • Riverbend Resort & Campground
  • Skylite Motel
  • The Bayside Oceanfront Resort
  • Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
  • Travelodge Parksville

For handy information for travelling with your pet(s) across Canada, visit https://www.petfriendly.ca/pet-travel/index.php.  

Visitors, in the event of an emergency, contact Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital, 250-933-0913, in north Nanaimo. Open 24 hours, every day. 

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